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Organized Crime

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ISBN-10: 0495092134

ISBN-13: 9780495092131

Edition: 8th 2007

Authors: Howard Abadinsky

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Abadinsky provides a detailed, comprehensive analysis of the origins, history, theoretical explanations, and structure of domestic and international organized crime, including drug trafficking, gambling, and loan sharking. The author also explains the methods employed by law enforcement agencies to combat organized crime, and the policy decisions reached by various investigating committees and commissions, including the President's Commission on Organized Crime.
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Book details

List price: $184.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/2/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Preface
About the Author
Introduction to Organized Crime
The Definition and Structure of Organized Crime
Defining Organized Crime
The Structure of Organized Crime
The Bureaucratic/Corporate Model
Patrimonial/Patron-Client Networks
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
Explaining Organized Crime
The Strain of Anomie
Differential Association
Subcultures and Social Disorganization
Differential Opportunity
Social Control Theory
Ethnic Succession
Zips
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
History of Organized Crime
The Robber Barons
John Jacob Astor
Cornelius Vanderbilt
The Erie Ring
Daniel Drew
James Fisk
Jay Gould
Russell Sage
Leland Stanford
John D. Rockefeller
Immigration and Urban Machine Politics
The Irish
The Saloon and the Machine
Underworld and Upperworld
Reform and Nativism
Prohibition
Organized Crime
Organized Crime in New York
Tammany Hall
Jewish Organized Crime in New York
Arnold Rothstein
Dutch Schultz
Lepke Buchalter
Meyer Lansky and Benjamin Siegel
Interethnic Cooperation: Murder, Inc.
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
The American Mafia
New York
Castellammarese War
Luciano/Genovese Family
Mineo/Gambino Family
Reina/Lucchese Family
Profaci/Colombo Family
Bonanno Family
The Five Families
Chicago
Mike McDonald
"Hinky Dink" and "The Bath"
"Big Bill" Thompson
Mont Tennes
From Colosimo to Torrio to Capone
Prohibition
The Torrio-Capone Organization
The Chicago Wars
Al Capone's Chicago
The Outfit Emerges
Sam Giancana
Outfit Street Crews
Taylor Street Crew
Grand Avenue Crew
26th Street Crew
North Side Crew
The Outfit Today
Structure of the American Mafia: The New York Version
Membership
Crews
The Boss
The Commission
Rules
Analysis of the Structure
The Structure of the American Mafia: The Chicago Version
Outfit Membership
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
Transnational Organized Crime
Globalization of Organized Crime
Italian Organized Crime
The Mezzogiorno
The Sicilian Mafia
Mussolini and the Mafia
Nuovo Mafia/Cosa Nostra
Politics and the Mafia
The Decline of the Mafia
The Structure of the Mafia
The Neapolitan Camorra
The 'Ndrangheta
Sacra Corona Unita and the Albanian Connection
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
Latino Organized Crime
Colombia
The Cuban-Colombian Connection
Colombian Drug Trafficking
The Politics of Dope
Colombian Drug Trafficking Organizations
Medellin
Cali Cartel
Evolution of the Colombian Drug Business
Mexico
Mexican Drug Trafficking
Amezcuas (Colima) Cartel
Herrera Family
Sinaloa Cartel
Gulf Cartel
Tijuana Cartel
Juarez Cartel
Sonora Cartel
Dominicans
The Mexican Mafia
Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13 or Los Mara)
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
Russian Organized Crime
The Roots of Russian Organized Crime
The Vory
The Russian Mafiya
Chechens
Russian Organized Crime in the United States
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
Asian Organized Crime
Yakuza
Yakuza Business
Triads, Tongs, and Asian Gangs
Triads
Tongs
Asian Gangs
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs
Hell's Angels Emerge
The "Big Four"
Canada: A Special Case
Structure
Outlaw Business
Analysis of the Structure
Aryan Brotherhood
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
African American and Black Organized Crime
Frank Lucas
Gangster Disciples
El Rukns/Black P. Stone Nation
Other Domestic African American Criminal Organizations
Black Organized Crime: Nigerians
Jamaican Organized Crime
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
The Business of Organized Crime
Gambling, Loansharking, Theft, Fencing, Sex, and Trafficking in Persons
Goods and Services or Extortion?
Gambling
Bookmaking
Casino Gambling and Related Activities
Miscellaneous Gambling
Loansharking (Usury)
Theft and Fencing
Stolen Securities
Fencing
The Business of Sex
Trafficking in Persons
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
The Drug Business
Historical Background
China and the Opium Wars
The "Chinese Problem" and the American Response
The Harrison Act
The Business of Heroin
The Golden Triangle
The Golden Crescent
Mexico
Colombia
Cocaine
The Business of Cocaine
Distribution
Methamphetamine
Cannabis/Marijuana
Barbiturates
Methaqualone
Phenyclidine (PCP)
Ecstasy
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
Analogs and Designer Drugs
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
Labor, Business, and Money Laundering
Organized Labor in America
Labor Racketeering: In the Beginning...
An Example: The Fulton Fish Market
Labor Racketeering and the "Big Four"
Laborers' International Union
Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union (HEREIU)
International Longshoremen's Association (ILA)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
Hoffa versus Kennedy
Business Racketeering
The Garment Center
Restraint of Trade
Construction Industry
Private Solid Waste Carting
Criminals in a Legitimate Business
The Scam
Stock Fraud
Money Laundering
Private Banking
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
Fighting Organized Crime
Organized Crime Committees, Commissions, and Statutes
The Kefauver Crime Committee
The McClellan Committee
Joseph Valachi
President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice
President's Commission on Organized Crime (PCOC)
Statutes
Internal Revenue Code
Controlled Substances Statutes
The Hobbs Act
Conspiracy
RICO
Continuing Criminal Enterprise
Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA)
Forfeiture
Money Laundering
"Trafficking in Persons" Statutes
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
Organized Crime Law Enforcement
Constitutional Restraints
Jurisdictional Limitations
Corruption
Informants
Boston
Law Enforcement Agencies
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Department of the Treasury-Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Department of Labor
Department of Defense (DOD)
Other Federal Enforcement Agencies
Interpol
Investigative Tools in Organized Crime Law Enforcement
Intelligence
Electronic Surveillance
Grand Jury
Immunity
Summary
Internet Connections
Review Questions
Conclusion
Terrorism and Organized Crime
References
Author Index
Subject Index